An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1)

An Introduction to Pleasure (Mistress Matchmaker, #1) An Innocent Lady S Education Could Be A Gentleman S Wicked Seduction.Lysandra Keates Is Running Out Of Options Her Father Is Dead, Her Mother Is Ill, And Her Efforts To Find Respectable Employment Have Ended In Failure With Her Small Savings Bleeding Away, She Swallows Her Pride And Her Terror And Turns To Vivien Manning, An Infamous Courtesan, To Match Her With A Wealthy Protector.For Years, Viscount Andrew Callis Has Lived A Monastic Existence At His Country Estate, Hardening His Body Against The Snobbish, Lazy Young Man He Once Was, Hardening His Heart Against Grief Over The Deaths Of His Wife And Infant Son When Vivien Asks Him To Spend One Month Training A Young Woman In The Ways Of A Mistress, His Mind Resists But His Body Responds With An Ache He Thought Long Dead.As Andrew Begins His Gentle Tutelage, He Finds Himself Falling Under The Spell Of Lysandra S Innocent Charms And As They Give In To The Powerful Hunger, The Last Thing Andrew Ever Expected, Or Wanted, Forms Between Them An Emotional Connection That Could Carry Them Well Past The Training Period If Only Andrew Can Open His Heart To The Possibility Of Love Product WarningsIncludes Training In All Kinds Of Sexual Positions And Delights, As Well As An Emotional Romance May Produce Swooning. 4 In Training StarsWas this an accurate historical depiction of life in 1811 regency England Did it bother me I do love a hot forbidden romance with proper people doing very improper things. Can I have an Andrew please it would be preferable if he s the long lost twin brother of Henry Cavill, because that s exactly how I pictured him drool I know it s the wrong era but can you blame me for drooling This is my very first historical romance, putting aside Pride and Prejudices of course It may sound shocking I know, being new to the genre, I should have begun with something famous that I m sure would have loved like Kathleen E Woodiwiss or Lisa Kleypas who wrote the prime of hi Can I have an Andrew please it would be preferable if he s the long lost twin brother of Henry Cavill, because that s exactly how I pictured him drool I know it s the wrong era but can you blame me for drooling This is my very first historical romance, putting aside Pride and Prejudices of course It may sound shocking I know, being new to the genre, I should have begun with something famous that I m sure would have loved like Kathleen E Woodiwiss or Lisa Kleypas who wrote the prime of historical fiction but instead I chose An Introduction to Pleasure Mainly because I cou
My introduction to scorching hot historical romances was Maggie Robinson s Mistress by Mistake, so if you have read her Courtesan Court series you know the steaminess you can expect of An Introduction to Pleasure.As soon as I read the above blurb of this book I was hooked and couldn t wait to read it I mean it had one of my favourite tropes in historical erotica the tortured sexy handsome hero educating the inexperienced young virgin in the pleasures of the flesh and the art of love, and An In My introduction to scorching hot historical romances was Maggie Robinson s Mistress by Mistake, so if you have read her Courtesan Court series you know the steaminess you can expect of An Introduction to Pleasure.As soon as I read the above blurb of this book I was hooked and couldn t wait to read it I mean it had one of my favourite tropes in historical erotica the tortured sexy handsome hero educating the inexperienced young virgin in the pleasures of the flesh and the
I was all set to give this 4 stars until the H Andrew stood by like a lump of useless coal and just allowed the heroine to go off with her new protector who just happened to be his good friend I didn t like that plot twist at all, because I really want my H s to do everything in their power to ensure that the heroine remains in their arms Andrew s inaction and his little to be or not to be incarnation of Hamlet just made me want to bitch slap him This sou
Hmm, I feel a bit guilty leaving this review and only two stars Two stars is probably a bit generous too, but I reserve my one stars for books I ve hated This one I didn t hate, just thought was very bad Jess Michaels is one of my favourite erotic writers and when I saw she was releasing a new books I was pretty excited I don t think this author has released a new book for some time I had a really long break from reading and when I came back everything had changed Jess Michael s Everything Hmm, I feel a bit guilty leaving this review and only two stars Two stars is probably a bit generous too, but I reserve my one stars for books I ve hated This one I didn t hate, just thought was very bad Jess Michaels is one of my favourite erotic writers and when I saw she was releasing a new books I was pretty excited I don t think this author has released a new book for some time I had a really long break from reading and when I came back everything had changed Jess Michael s Everything Forbidden was one of the first erotic books I read not having re
You know how the review box starts with the question, What did you think Here s my answer I thought I was pretty darn disappointed, that s what I thought I didn t initially have high expectations for this book until I remembered the reason it was on my tbr in the first place I ve read one other by Jess Michaels Everything Forbidden, and LOVED it and unfortunately this one didn t appeal to me nearly as much.I didn t buy the characters, I didn t buy the backstory of either the Hero or heroi You know how the review box starts with the question, What did you think Here s my answer I thought I was pretty darn disappointed, that s what I thought I didn t initially have high expectations for this book until I remembered the reason it was on my tbr in the first place I ve read one other by Jess Michaels Everything Forbidden, and LOVED it and unfortunately this one didn t appeal to me nearly as much.I didn t buy the characters, I didn t buy the backstory of either the Hero or heroine, I thought the entire thing smacked of wallpaper and the author merely playing lip service to her romance being a historical Crap, that makes me sound like a historical romance snob I m not sure exactly what it was about this book that made me feel that way perhaps it was the seamless way the heroine integrated herself both with the belowstairs staff and the ton at the opera T
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An Introduction to Pleasure3 StarsOn the verge of destitution, Lysandra Keates approaches infamous courtesan, Vivien Manning to arrange for a suitable and wealthy protector Unfortunately, Lysandra innocence is a detriment and Vivien convinces the once rakish but now monastic and reclusive Andrew Callis to instruct her in the art of being a mistress As Andrew and Lysandra begin their lessons, the unthinkable occurs and their physical passion leads to an even stronger emotional attachment But c An Introduction to Pleasure3 StarsOn the verge of destitution, Lysandra Keates approaches infamous courtesan, Vivien Manning to arrange for a suitable and wealthy protector Unfortunately, Lysandra innocence is a detriment and Vivien convinces the once rakish but now monastic and reclusive Andrew Callis to instruct her in the art of being a mistress As Andrew and Lysandra begin their lesson
This story reads like an erotic version of Pygmalion Instead of Lysandra Keats being taught the proper way to speak the King s English, Viscount Andrew Callis has agreed to teach her the ways of a proper mistress Lysandra has come upon desperate times and becoming a mistress is her last resort to adequately provide for her fragile mother Andrew, once a libertine, has been a recluse since his wife s death three years ago and sees this only as a temporary assignment There are certainly many s This story reads like an erotic version of Pygmalion Instead of Lysandra Keats being taught the proper way to speak the King s English, Viscount Andrew Callis has agreed to teach her the ways of a proper mistress Lysandra has come upon desperate times and becoming a mistress is her last resort to adequately provide for her fragile mother Andrew, once a libertine, has been a recluse since his wife s death three years ago and sees this only as a temporary assignment There are certainly many steamy and erotic moments here but the story is at the forefront Lysandra and Andrew are meaty characters and their love affair was borne out of the her poor circumst
A perfectly ok time pass I think it iserotica than historical There is no relationship whatsoever to speak of, which is not a problem if one is looking for heat in a novel I rarely have luck with fallen women as heroines And this one is no exception The hero andrew was a widower and punished himself for his wife s death by isolating himself and rejecting life senjoyable pursuits Lysandra the heroine came to him through a courtesan who did this sort of matching Neat idea The r A perfectly ok time pass I think it iserotica than historical There is no relationship whatsoever to speak of, which is not a problem if one is looking for heat in a novel I rarely have luck with fallen women as heroines And this one is no exception The hero andrew was a widower and punished himself for his wife s death by isolating himself and rejecting life senjoyable purs